Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. For still the vision awaits it’s appointed time; it hastens to the end – it will not lie. if it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay. Habakkuk 2v2,3
The above quote is what everybody should live by. Every idea starts with a vision, but seldom do we write them down, as a result many multimillion pound ideas fall by the wayside, because we either forget, don’t know how to carry them out or don’t believe in the idea. Writing things down will not only clarify your thoughts but some how it carves out its own path to get there, whether you know the way or someone else does. The part that stands out for me is ‘so that he may run who reads it’, God says you will run once you can see the vision, not walk, not jog, but run! Although it has an appointed time, seeing the vision is what hastens it. Wow that is a revelation even for me right now. I’ll never forget the interview I watched of JK Rowling on the Oprah Winfrey show, she said that she had the idea of a children’s book about wizards on a train. It started off as a simple idea as a book about a boy who went to a magical school, she said that all these ideas started flooding her mind as she was on the train and she then when home and she said she couldn’t stop writing. I just thought it was really interesting that the idea just came to her on a train and then it just flowed from there. I believe that when you have a good idea it will flow, (‘he who sees it will run’) you will attract people along the way who will help you or point you in the right direction and before you know it your written vision manifests before your eyes.
Writing down what you want out of life is the perfect way to achieve it. The picture above is a view of the dancing fountains in Dubai Mall. I took the picture myself but every time i look at it, it just feels so magical. Dubai is a beautiful place and the perfect example of what I’m talking about. Dubai was nothing but sand 25 years ago but Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum had a vision and he said “If you build it they will come”. If you feel that you are stagnant, (as I often feel, like a parked car while everyone is racing past me) even in the midst of failure, write down your ideas, your plans, you never know where it might take you. Where you would like to see yourself in the next 5 or 10 years? I have written many journals and I am surprised when I look back and think wow I actually achieved that!
You need a vision, so much so that is dangerous not to. In the book of Proverbs the wise man said “Where there is no vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 29v18). You need to have goals and plans because thats what bears fruit. Your goal could be something as small as loosing weight, or as big as a business plan. If you are not in a relationship and want to be, write a list of the qualities you would like that person to have.
Remember it may ‘seem’ slow but it’s only because time just needs to catch up with your ideas!